| Feb 24, 2008
| 9:40 PM
Best picture: "No Country for Old Men"
Ultimately, it came down to a selection between "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood," a choice that in recent weeks seemed to take on an almost Red State-Blue State, science versus evolution, Beatles...
| Feb 25, 2008
The real deal gets the Oscar
To win an Academy Award for lead actress, it helps to portray a real person. In the last decade, seven actresses have won for bringing to film such disparate figures as author Virginia Woolf, serial killer Aileen Wuornos,...
| Feb 24, 2008
Until "No Country for Old Men" took the final two awards of the evening, it was beginning to look like the U.S. was "No Country for Oscar Winners."
In an Oscar convocation with the least xenophobic results in years, the Kodak Theatre seemed more like a...
| Feb 27, 2008
| 11:41 AM
Try this once in your life: Stand on a boat as it moves slowly down the narrow waterway of a foreign country. The world passes by, close and observable, and you watch it with a sense of elevated station. The clarity, the buoyancy, the cushiness make you...
| May 12, 2009
| 10:28 AM
In "Together Through Life," the latest missive issued from his woodshed out in Malibu, the bard of America calls up some obvious influences. Bob Dylan has said this album was inspired by midcentury Chess and Sun label recordings, and indeed, the hearty...
| Nov 29, 2008
| 11:51 AM
| Nov 12, 2008
" The Duchess." "W." " Changeling." " Defiance." "Frost/Nixon." "Milk." " Valkyrie." "Che." What do these films have in common, other than succinct titles? All are based on real people and events, and all happen to have release dates timed to award...
| Jul 7, 2008
MUCH AS one would like to join Edith Piaf in a duet of "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien," a critic can't help having occasional regrets after passing instantaneous verdicts on scores of plays and musicals, usually in the space of a few morning hours after a...
| Dec 5, 2007
Marion Cotillard has appeared in more than 40 movies, including Tim Burton's "Big Fish," Ridley Scott's "A Good Year," Luc Besson's "Taxi" movies and, most recently, "La Vie en Rose," in which she played Edith Piaf. That performance has been generating...
| Dec 13, 2007
Though some awards seasons leave voters wondering whether there's enough talent to warrant nominations, let alone awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. apparently had so many favorites it gave nods to them all.
Vying for the 65th annual Golden...
| Dec 20, 2007
"Into the Wild," Sean Penn's harrowing drama about Christopher McCandless, a young man who traveled the country after graduating from college only to perish in Alaska, dominated the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations announced this morning....